General Chemistry Interactive Resources: Lessons Learning in Digital "Textbook" Development

Developments in digital textbook publishing software have catalyzed educators' efforts to relieve the financial burden of higher education on their students by providing original alternatives to traditional textbooks that are also more personalized and immersive. Even with advances in applications like iBooks Author, there are still challenges in developing interactive media for digital texts and optimizing its pedagogical value using existing software. The General Chemistry Interactive Resources Series is an original series of iBooks developed by CSCC faculty to replace a traditional textbook with a more cost-effective, personalized, and immersive alternative that includes interactive video and self-assessments with instant and detailed feedback.